John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses how hardliners in Congress are working to undermine an Iranian nuclear deal, and how they previously sabotaged the Agreed Framework on North Korea’s nuclear program in 1994.
Will Grigg, a blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses the police and prosecutorial misconduct in the arrest and re-arrest (on ridiculous charges) of “cop-watcher” Matthew Townsend in Ada County, Idaho.
Eric Margolis, an internationally syndicated columnist and author of American Raj, discusses Saudi Arabia’s pending invasion of Yemen, after the Shiite Houthi rebels captured the capital city Sanaa.
Matthew Hoh, a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the military’s prosecution of Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for desertion, even though an Army investigation report seems to exonerate the former Taliban prisoner.
Kelley Vlahos, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance reporter, discusses David Petraeus’s disastrous legacy in Afghanistan, as US-backed warlords terrorize the population and recreate the environment that gave rise to the Taliban.
Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author, discusses how he broke the My Lai massacre story as a fledgling journalist in 1968, and his recent journey to Vietnam to revisit the scene of the crime 47 years later.
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer and Executive Director of The Council for the National Interest, discusses the schizophrenic US policy in Iraq and Syria; and why the media doesn’t confront John McCain, David Petraeus, and other hawkish commentators on their nonsensical claims.
Eric Margolis, an internationally syndicated columnist and author of American Raj, discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s change of mind on a two-state solution – after he completely ruled out a Palestinian state during re-election campaigning, earning a rebuke from the White House.
Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, discusses why he is optimistic that an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program can be reached soon; and why the calls for war will intensify if the deal falls apart.
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer and Executive Director of The Council for the National Interest, discusses the Israeli government’s shift to the far right after elections, during which Benjamin Netanyahu denounced a two-state solution and shamelessly pandered to racists.
Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, discusses how the FBI created a terrorist out of Sami Osmakac; a mentally ill, broke Florida man who was provided money and weapons by at least one FBI informant in an elaborate counterterrorism sting operation.
Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), discusses President Obama’s foreign policy advisers who are actively trying to sabotage the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine; and why the media can’t seem to remember that Victoria Nuland orchestrated the Ukrainian coup.